Palen Solar site is fully operational, EDFR


EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that the Palen Solar site is fully operational. It isdelivering decarbonized energy to the grid. The site consists of four projects totaling 620 megawatts (MWdc) of solar PV plus 200 MWh of battery energy storage.

Solar projects

Moreover, the projects, which utilize horizontal single-axis tracking technology, are located adjacent to each other on unincorporated land in Riverside County, California.

In addition, they are administered by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. It designated this area as a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and Development Focus Area, land set aside for utility-scale renewable energy development.

Also, the projects combined generate enough decarbonized energy to meet the consumption of up to 217,000 average California homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 1 million metric tons of CO₂ emissions annuall; which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 227,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

The Maverick projects are the cornerstone of our large-scale solar and storage growth and expertise. The renewable energy industry has experienced significant volatility over the past years battling both unprecedented pandemic and supply chain constraints. 

Benoit Rigal, Senior Vice President, Implementation & Projects Management for EDF Renewables North America.

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Operation and maintenance

Firstly, EDF will perform operations and maintenance services for the life of the Project. The group will provide NERC compliance support, remote monitoring, and balance-of-plant management to maximize power production.

EDF Renewables

Is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America. It has over 35 years of experience and 24 gigawatts of wind, solar, and storage projects developed. Additionally, it provides integrated energy solutions from grid-scale power to electric vehicle charging.

EDF Renewables’ North American portfolio consists of 24 GW of developed projects and 13 GW under service contracts. 

For more information visit: www.edf-re.com

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